BlogsJust Jim

The Dependent Prime Minsiter

Will the Cummings row just pass into history or inflict permanent damage on the government. That's the question Jim wrestles with this week, along with a rare criticism of the BBC.
chris
28th May 2020
BlogsJust Jim

Does Debt Matter?

In his 400th blog for Downtown, Jim asks how the huge bill for Covid-19 is going to be paid for. Some experts say let the deficit take care of itself, but Jim thinks some tax rises are inevitable.
chris
14th May 2020
BlogsJust Jim

Forensic Keir versus Blusterer Boris

This week Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer came face to face at PMQs for the first time. The dual between the two men will define politics for the next four years. Jim gives his first assessment. He also reviews the…
chris
7th May 2020
BlogsJust Jim

Grimmer and grimmer

Could we be facing a year of Corvid crisis with all its implications for social and business disruption? That's the fear that Jim expresses this week as he sees few lights at the end of the tunnel. He also speculates…
chris
30th April 2020
BlogsJust Jim

A Long Way Back

The government is unable to give business a clear back to work strategy because of the lack of testing, Jim claims in his latest blog. He also takes a close look at the North West Labour MPs in Keir Starmer's…
chris
16th April 2020
BlogsJust Jim

Starmer: Sherpa or Prime Minister?

Keir Starmer is the hot favourite to win the Labour leadership race on what should have been Grand National day. Jim asks whether the new leader will be competitive in 2024 because of the changed world we are all facing.
chris
2nd April 2020